Music is Music: The 2013 PARMA Music Festival


"Music is music,” says Bob Lord, composer, bassist and CEO of PARMA Recordings. This is the only way in which Lord apologizes for otherwise unapologetically programing acts such as a rock singer/guitarist, a jazz band, a string quartet, and a symphony orchestra in one concert.


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Parma Music Festival to spread wealth of sound music across city


"The city of Portsmouth will once again be transformed by the second installment of the Parma Music Festival, this year running from Aug. 13 to 16.


Last year's fest blurred the lines of the canned musical term "genre," and this year figures to expound upon the buzz that arose from the inaugural celebration."


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Music, Music, Music

PARMA festival brings four days of free shows to Portsmouth


"Audiences will be exposed to a diverse contemporary musical landscape when the PARMA Music Festival returns to Portsmouth, N.H. from Aug. 13 to 16."


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Mason Daring Moderates PARMA Panel


"MARK YOUR CALENDAR. John Sayle’s film composer, NHPR’sWeekend Edition anchor, C-SPAN’s president – these are just a few of the luminaries who will be on stage during the multi-faceted Second Annual PARMA Music Festival, August 13-16, 2014in Portsmouth, New Hampshire"


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Fuse Music Preview: Portsmouth, NH and PARMA Recordings Host an Eclectic Music Festival


"A person with diverse musical tastes is often said to have “big ears.” Then call Bob Lord “Dumbo” because the bassist, composer, producer, and label head performs in a progressive rock trio called Dreadnaught, has produced Grammy-winning classical clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, has composed and produced music for films and radio, and co-produced with Pete Townshend of the Who a two-CD collection of works by electronic music composer Lawrence Ball. And that’s just scratching the surface of his credits."


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